Wishing for Brass to be Glass

February 26, 2012
By MusicJunkie97 BRONZE, Orange, New Jersey
MusicJunkie97 BRONZE, Orange, New Jersey
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Sometimes I wish my face was glass.
Clear, crystal to be exact,
So someone, anyone, could peer inside of my mind,
Without my knowing,
If only for just one moment.

And in the moment,
I would not be able to hide,
Oh God, I pray for that moment to arrive
Because in that brief frame of time,
An idea would chime

And it would ring,
Becoming louder and louder as
Time passed by.
And that idea would sing,
“Unravel the story
That is Aleah Louise B.”

But that takes too much time to most,
For “patience is a virtue”,
But near impossible.

So why try?
It’s easier to wear masks,
But I still yearn for someone to come
And break the glass
In anyway,
Because it means my release.

So if you must know,
I do pray
For someone to come one day
And toss pebbles at my face,
To help me escape this maze,
That I have so ungracefully made.

And I, so frequently pray,
That they will,
One day,
Throw a stone that weighs
Enough to break the glass
That composes my face

Thus seeing the disarray
Of my mind on display.
Because, as Brandi Carlile beautifully said,
“All of my friends think I’m blessed,
They don’t know that my head is a mess.
No, they don’t know who I really am”

So forever I wait,
Imprisoned by my metal gate
Constantly praying, that one day,
My mask of red brass
Will be replaced with glass.

The author's comments:
I read a poem call "Masks: An Epilogue" for Health class and part of the assignment was to write a poem based on it. At that time, I had not written a poem in about eight to nine months, so, understandably, I was rusty. When I wrote it, I was in a bad place and the floodgates of expression finally broke. Essentially, I told one of my most personal wishes. I hope the message that people get from it is that, no matter how put together someone may seem, they should not assume this is case. It may all be an act and the person may be begging for someone to not fall for the facade and actually ask if he or she is alright.

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